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Folate – Vitamin B and green vegetables

Folate, an essential B vitamin is found in many foods such as green leafy vegetables, beans, lentils, fruits and fortified grains. Folate is essential to allow complete development of red blood cells. These cells help carry oxygen to various organs in the body.

Folate is also required for optimal function of the certain genes which eliminates a toxic byproduct/ metabolite called homocysteine from the body. As elevated levels of homocysteine are linked to health conditions including heart ailments, variations in this gene can reduce its metabolic efficiency leading to elevated blood homocysteine levels, if the folate intake is low. Thus analysis for genetic variations in these genes will provide information is highly beneficial in helping an individual to adjust his/her consumption of folate-rich foods, that will help them improve their health and protect the body from the ill-effects of homocysteine build-up.

 
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James Watson
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